SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Michael Vick, released by the Philadelphia Eagles, may or may not find a starting quarterback position elsewhere. But some NFL analysts speculate he’ll end up as a backup QB, perhaps on a team like the 49ers.

“If he would go to the 49ers, not only do you get a good team, competitive for a championship, but you also get a system — if something were to happen to Colin Kaepernick — that you know Michael Vick could run,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

Like Kaepernick, Vick’s ability to run the ball adds another element to the offense. “If you were Michael Vick, I don’t know that you would want to go and be a back up to Tom Brady or to Peyton Manning or to one of those guys. But I think a back-up to Colin Kaepernick or even a Russell Wilson would make a lot of sense.”

Madden said he thinks Vick would accept a back-up role and could do well in the position. “All it takes is one hit and you’re back in as a starter,” Madden said. “Every good back up is always ready to start. He has to prepare every week like he’s going to start. And I think that Michael Vick has been in it long enough that he understands that.”

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.


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